The Future of Smoking with E-cigarettes
Smoking as a form of relaxing or as a pastime has been around for centuries. In recent memories for most Adults, they can remember a time where you could smoke cigarettes in any restaurant, hotel, or even airplane without any backlash. This is no longer the case as more and more places put rules and regulations in regards to where and when people can smoke as the health side effects of smoking become a bigger and bigger concern for not just smokers, but non smokers being forced to inhale second hand smoke.
A Modern Method for Smoking
The change in culture gave way for an opportunity for a more modern method of “smoking” that is arguably healthier and more widely accepted in places where cigarettes are not. The act of using an Electronic Cigarette is regularly referred to as “Vaping” and can include a wide variety of products that can be very confusing for a new or even experienced shopper. Unlike Cigarettes that have been relatively unchanged for decades, their electronic alternatives are constantly changing and offer virtually unlimited options to fit the needs of any individual. Below you will find a short list of some of the major generic options for E-cigs and a brief overview of the differences. To get more information on a particular product or what might work best for you, be sure to stop into any Puff Factory for a more in depth explanation.
Sub Ohm Mods
Sub Ohm Mods – Sub Ohm (Less than one OHM) Mods are generally the biggest and most expensive option for Vaping. A mod generally runs off of 1 or 2 external 18650 Batteries which means the batteries themselves are removable from the Mod and need to be charged separately. The device will have an Atomizer or “Tank” that screws on top of the Mod with a replaceable coil. To put it as simply as possible, these coils have different resistance ratings that will affect the type of hit even on the same Tank that is measured by OHMs. All the Sub OHM tanks will have a resistance rating below 1 OHM, which allows for larger vapor production and generally a smoother hit the lower OHM resistance you go. The Tanks used on Mods generally produce more vapor clouds and require lower nicotine level E-Juice called Free Based Nicotine (0mg-6mg) compared to their smaller counterpart devices that use Salt Nicotine (25mg-50mg) and is discussed in the next section. The coil on average needs to be replaced every 7-14 days but can be longer or shorter depending on a few factors including the type of coil, the type of juice, and how frequently it is being used. Changing Flavors frequently or burning the tank down to low juice levels are common ways to reduce the lifespan of your coil. It should be noted that almost all Mods are compatible with almost all Tanks regardless of brand so you will want to find the right Mod and Tank combination that works best for you specifically.
Popular Sub Ohm Brands include:
- Vandy Vape
- Lost Vape
Smaller and Discrete Pod Devices
If the idea of a Mod does not interest you, a smaller and generally more discrete option would be a Pod Device. Pod Devices on average have a “Pod” instead of a tank and have an internal battery. These devices tend to be a less expensive initial start up cost compared to a Mod and use the higher Nicotine juice often called “Salt Nic Juice”. Salt Nicotine is a type of Nicotine that is supposed to affect the body in a more similar manner as Cigarettes do, but also contain Nicotine levels as high as 5% or 50mg. Recently, Pod Devices have evolved to contain removable coils and removable external batteries similar to the Mods. Some of the Pod Devices offer Sub OHM options that can be used for Free Based Nicotine Juice or used with Salt Nicotine for a smoother hit and better flavor. Some of the most popular Pod
- Sourin Air
- Smok Novo
- Smok Nord
- Renova Zero
- Caliburn G
Disposable/Prefilled – The newest and most popular option on the market currently are Disposable Vapes. These devices are small one time use options that come prefilled with a particular flavor of Salt Ejuice. Instead of refilling the device with more juice when it runs out, you simply “Dispose” of it. These options have become popular because of the simplicity and convenience of having a vape that can be as small as a container of ChapStick. They also generally produce a smaller vapor cloud which allows them to be used inside or in settings that a large vape cloud is not acceptable. The major drawback of disposables, besides the potential environmental negatives, is they are generally less cost effective if you vape heavily or plan to do so for a long period of time. There is also a lack of customization options in regards to the power output, airflow, and Nicotine levels compared to Sub Ohm Mods and even Pod Devices.
Some of the most popular Disposable options on the market are:
- Mr. Vapor MAXX
Switching from Traditional Cigarettes to E-Cigarettes
With so many options available, the only thing stopping someone from making the switch from a traditional cigarette to a E-Cig, is them. Some people will try one option, not like it, and give up. Vaping is not a direct replacement for Smoking and there is a time of transition to adjust to something different. Think about the first time you smoked a cigarette, were you immediately hooked and chiefing down a pack a day? Chances are it took your body months if not years to adjust and adapt to cigarettes and it might take a similar amount of time to adjust to something different. Moral of the story is do not be discouraged if you feel overwhelmed by the amount of choices or if you have tried an option that was not for you. Come into any Puff Factory Location and we will be sure to help find the perfect device and juice for your specific needs and answer any questions you might have.